Yesterday I noted the Wall Street Journal was reporting Gov. Scott Walker may be negotiating with John Doe prosecutors, despite all his claims to be innocent of any wrongdoing.
As if that’s not bad enough news for Gov. Walker, he also
took a hard shot from Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke, who was critical of efforts led by Gov. Walker to suppress voters while not doing much to suppress violence.
“Well, I think from what we have seen and the bills that have been passed, yes it does appear like they take voter suppression more seriously than the violence suppression.”
Predictably, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, ever the loyal foot soldier for Gov. Walker, said the Legislature helped fund an expansion of the Milwaukee Police Department’s ShotSpotter program. What Vos didn’t mention was that Gov. Walker actually didn’t include funding for the ShotSpotter program in his budget and the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee rejected an attempt to restore $445,400 from a community policing grant for the Police Department’s ShotSpotter program.
All this bad news for Gov. Walker sure must have spooked his Koch overlords, resulting in the “charitable” wing of David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity dropping nearly $900,000 on ads to boost Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign.
The latest ads from the 501(c)(3) Americans for Prosperity Foundation recycle the “It’s Working” message that it first pushed in 2011 and 2012, when Walker faced a recall election sparked by his controversial bill to strangle public sector unions in the state. AFP spent around $2.9 million on those ads, which it aired along with another 501(c)(3), the MacIver Institute, a State Policy Network affiliate. (AFP also used the “It’s Working” messaging for five ads it ran in the 2013 Douglas County, Colorado school board race).
Hopefully there are many more rough days ahead for Gov. Walker, including election day 2014.
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What happens in the “DARK” always comes to “Light”——Lets all keep our Great Wisconsin Citizens fingers Crossed !!!!
Okay. 1. You’d have to be an idiot to actually believe that “Voter ID” is somehow racist. But that’s fine. Like fingerprints, delusions are personally unique and I’m not here to steal yours.
2. Did you actually THINK about this before you wrote it? That is, did you sit down and REASON that the evil, dastardly Koch Bros, are WORRIED over something Burke blurted out? Honestly? Because I have to tell you, I talk to a lot of conservatives during the course of a week and I’m still waiting to meet one who believes that Burke has a shot in hell.
You’re not the first to write from some wishful corner. And the latest Marquette poll was encouraging to many. But if Mary doesn’t come up with something more concrete than “voter supression”, she’s going to get dominated. Like the last fool who wasted his time trying to beat Walker by pandering to a purist base.
1. You wrote: “Okay. 1. You’d have to be an idiot to actually believe that “Voter ID” is somehow racist.”
Can you please educate us all about how voter fraud is perpetrated? How do these folks register at a U.S.P.S. deliverable address, and receive mail there, and insure that other folks living at that address don’t notice and don’t vote. And considering that voter registration rolls are public record, and the U.S.P.S. takes and archives a photo of the front of everything mailed http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html?_r=0 , how is that Republicans can’t find these people?
OT, think you’ll really enjoy “The Case for Reparations” http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ by Ta-Nehisi Coates. His Dad was a black panther.
2. You wrote: “But that’s fine. Like fingerprints, delusions are personally unique and I’m not here to steal yours.”
So you want government to have everyone’s fingerprints on file? Do you want that from birth, when they enter high school…. please be specific? What about our DNA? When do you want government archiving our DNA?
3. You wrote “2. Did you actually THINK about this before you wrote it?
Way, way too easy.
4. You wrote: “That is, did you sit down and REASON that the evil, dastardly Koch Bros, are WORRIED over something Burke blurted out?”
Koch’s are only worried about O’Keefe and others flipping on them.
5. You wrote: “Honestly? Because I have to tell you, I talk to a lot of conservatives during the course of a week and I’m still waiting to meet one who believes that Burke has a shot in hell.”
Please, name all the “conservatives,” you talked to this week. Since you’re so obviously not a conservative, why would they talk to you?
6. You wrote: “You’re not the first to write from some wishful corner.”
Way, way too easy.
7. You wrote: “And the latest Marquette poll was encouraging to many.”
Mostly pro-choice, pro GLBT Republicans.
8. You wrote: “But if Mary
If you were remotely conservative, you’d call her Ms. Burke.
Check out the #yesallwomen hashtag on Twitter. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-yes-all-women-men-anger-20140530-story.html#page=1
Do you have any data on how the GOP is doing with women? What about with women who have college degrees?
9. You wrote: “doesn’t come up with something more concrete than “voter supression”, she’s going to get dominated.
As Ms. Burke is proving, it’s Walker’s negatives that are driving this. And every law suit the Koch brothers and O’Keefe files drives Walker’s negatives even higher. In the minds of low-information voters they tie him even more closely to “dark money.”
The state media is dying from lack of income. They desperately need ad revenue from the November elections. It will shock me if the Governor’s race in November is not close.
10. You wrote: “Like the last fool who wasted his time trying to beat Walker by pandering to a purist base.”
OK, if true, then why did Gov. Walker spend so much money? “Big Money Wins in Wisconsin: Walker Spent 88% of the Money to Get 53% of the Vote”
11. You wrote: “Good luck.”
Grebe, the Koch’s and the rest of the oligarchs have confidence that Burke will protect their interests. They probably hope she’ll do even more than the DINO Abele to break unions. This looks to me like a “long-con.” If they hadn’t been confident from the start that she’ll at least protect the gains Walker has achieved, they’d be running Vos or someone else. They don’t care about choice or GLBT, they just want to destroy the unions/99%. “GRAPH: As Union Membership Has Declined, Income Inequality Has Skyrocketed In The United States” http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/03/147994/unions-income-inequality/
At a very fundamental level they reject capitalism, the laws of Supply and DEMAND. Capitalism runs on sales. The real “job creators,” are consumers with money to spend.
Talking to conservatives? The repuglican’t spend and spend and spend and spend and spend and borrow kind, or real conservatives?
Conservatives only need hate evidence and facts and the fact Walker and his legislative pals have done more to concentrate power in Madison more than any other gov and legislature proves that principles don’t matter only bashing liberals do.
If have to be ignorant to the evidence that voter ID, targets likely minority voters in heavily democratic areas. Just take a look at who have Tammy Baldwin the edge, it wasn’t the white flight capital of WI Waukesha.
That’s why voter ID is so important. If republicans can shave off a few % in a close race in heavily democratic areas in a close race they have a better chance of winning in a statewide popular vote.
No matter what Republicans say, voter ID is 100% about shaving off votes in areas that favor Democrats in order to bolster their chances in statewide races.
Gullible. But…it’s your life.
@ 5/29 12:11 PM
Get used to it all over again. Republican sensibility and “reason,” on full display. OK? 1) Abusively demean and attack the intelligence of a perceived opponent while offering no alternative explanation on the issue. 2) Repeat number 1) and insert conjecture, personal beliefs about the issue and hearsay as, “evidence,” without offering real statistics or again, any alternative explanation, because he doesn’t have one, i.e. why does this person think the Koch backed group would simply drop another $1M on Walker? The only other plausible reason, if Walker is not actually going down rapidly in his chances of being re-elected, would be to simply insure Walker will continue do their entire bidding now and in the future, representing them instead of the people of WI.
Lastly the visiting Republican leaves with a threat, a threat using language reminiscent of physical violence being administered against a political candidate he doesn’t agree with. Threat, intimidation and more abusive name calling.
In a nutshell, there is today’s conservative, and the allusion to a protective covering of the fruit of a tree is just a coincidence.
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